Missional Communities

Not all of our groups are back together after the pandemic. Please check with the church office to see which groups are currently running.

We have two types of groups here at Christ Church:

Small Groups

We have our small groups who do Bible study together and provide a place of friendship and encouragement.

Missional Communities

We are also starting to develop missional communities that as well as being places of discipleship and encouragement will also be thinking about how they might reach out to people who don’t know Jesus. We are only at the start of this and all the groups will be at different stages of that journey.

Below is a list of all our groups with the day on which they meet and listed under the name of the group leader. Those groups that are starting the journey of becoming missional communities have the label (MC) after the leader name, otherwise the group is one of our regular small groups. Look out for new groups starting in the near future.



Jennie Higham (MC)

The Willow Support Group – we meet on Mondays at 1.30pm in the church.

Contact Jennie – jennifer.higham@tiscali.co.uk




Peter Owen and Dave Griffiths (MC)

Our missional community meets 8pm Tuesday at 8 Cemetery Rd, PR8 6RD

Contact Dave — dave@jmg.me.uk



Josie Broughton (MC)

We meet on Wednesday at 2pm in the Chatty Corner at Christ Church.

Contact Josie — 07543 705673 or jfab1957@gmail.com

Ruth Empson and Liz Rimmer (MC)

We meet Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm and aim to finish by 9.00pm in the Marshside area.

Contact Ruth for further details on r.j.e.ferry@btinternet.com or 07854045976

Liz Lacey (MC)

We meet Wednesday at 7.45pm. We do not meet in the same home every week because all the members like to take it in turn to host the group. We usually meet in the Birkdale or Ainsdale area, contact for venue details.

Contact Liz — liz.lacey@btinternet.com

Penny Barker

Our small group meets on Wednesday at 8pm. We move locations and these are either Hesketh Park or Birkdale.

Contact Penny — simon@sjpbarker.free-online.co.uk

Steve and Andrea McGanity (MC)

We meet every other Wednesday at 7.30pm. We meet at different places and we are focused on younger adults.

Contact Steve — steve@christchurchsouthport.org.uk or 07717454001

Sheila and Hugh Milligan (MC)

We meet 8pm Wednesdays at 20 Roe Lane. We are in the process of moving into a missional community.

Contact Hugh — 07917825275 or Sheila — 07920205618

Mark and Nicola Millington (MC)

We meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm – 10pm, 3 Skipton Avenue, Southport PR98JP

Contact Mark — millingtonmark@me.com or 07876686170



Katy and Phil Porter (MC)

We meet on Thursday at 7.30pm in different locations. We do different things each week so contact us for details

Contact Phil — paporter@sky.com 07830 021129

Joan Morrison

We meet on Thursday at 2.15pm in Christ Church.

Contact Joan – morrison.joan@live.co.uk




Josie Broughton (MC)

We meet on Friday at 10.30am at Christ Church in the pastoral room.

Contact Josie – 07543 705673 or jfab1957@gmail.com